It's occurred to my over the last 5 consecutive days of being on the road, that traveling with a baby is a lot like running with scissors.
Starting our journey last Thursday, a black tie event to meet a new boyfriend (approved, by the way), I put on my survival face and trudged through a 2 hour dinner. Initially with color crayons and ultimately letting him color with sour cream and a french fry, I did whatever was necessary. They have to wash those table cloths anyway.
On Friday, Axel and I braved the cold to see a new yarn shop in Stillwater, MN. The store did have a play area for kids, but unfortunately, no gate. Is it too much to ask for a padded room in retail establishments? Lucky for me though, it's hard to spend copious amounts of money when chasing down your kid. Eventually you just buy what's in your hand and get the he*l out of the store.
Saturday was a rough one. Attempting a new craft at my moms proved that I am either lacking in patience or ambition to try new things. Half way through making velvet pumpkins I had had enough and needed a change of scenery. Axel and I trekked back across the twin cities where I turned him over to Jahred. Although you never really turn a kid with the runs over to the father...a mom always ends up dealing with it.
On Sunday, despite attempts to find a babysitter, Axel was forced to be a part of the Minneapolis skyline, 25th floor. Visiting friends in their new condo overlooking the Mississippi river, and the new Twins Stadium...it is surprisingly difficult to contain him even in the small space of a condominium. Ironically though, it was Jahred who spilled his own beer. "Happy House Warming"...here is our child with a side of beer on your new leather furniture.
Eventually when you run with scissors you fall and poke your eye out...or at least your dignity. With our tails between our legs, we headed home in the darkness of autumn. Damn...life changes.
ONE EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT:
Thanks to all who entered the weekend giveaway! I now have some wonderful ideas for my own Christmas presents (just kidding). Because I can never choose just 1 winner, I drew 2 names out of the hat. The winners are:
JEN and CORTNEY
I have to say...Cortney, your idea is beautiful. Seriously.
To claim your winnings, email your address to me at:
Your prize will arrive by US Postal Service.
STAY TUNED FOR MANY MORE GIVEAWAYS AS THE HOLIDAY SEASON PROGRESSES.
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